ATD's Handbook for Training and Talent Development
Start, Build, and Navigate Your Training and TD Career
ATD’s Handbook for Training and Talent Development is the premier resource and compendium of everything a training and talent development (TD) professional needs to know to start, build, and navigate a thriving career.
Now in its third edition and grounded by the Talent Development Capability Model, this is more than a revised volume. This edition offers an up-to-date view of the growing roles of talent development professionals, our changing world of work, and the critical need for business alignment.
Edited by Elaine Biech, the third edition is divided into eight sections comprising 57 chapters authored by 100 expert practitioners—the brightest thinkers in the field—who share foundational and advanced perspectives and information. The Handbook dives deeply into growing professional expertise and personal skills, virtual learning and remote work, trends affecting TD, managing organizational and career change, growing roles in TD, and understanding organizational impact and business alignment. Fifty online tools are available to download, and there is also a glossary and references.
TD professionals, keep this practical, companionable volume close by; it’s the reference you will always turn to.
A Who’s Who of Talent Development Experts and Leaders
Section I: The Foundations of Learning and Development: Tacy Byham
Contributors: Lorrie Lykins • Becky Pike Pluth • Jonathan Halls • Preethi Anand
Section II: Planning a Career in Talent Development: Beverly Kaye
Contributors: Morgean Hirt • Rich Douglas • Catherine Lombardozzi • Ryan Gottfredson • Travis Waugh • Jean Greaves
Section III: Training and Development Basics: Bob Pike
Contributors: Angel Green • Ingrid Guerra-Lopez • Sharon Boller • Brian Washburn • Crystal Kadakia and Lisa Owens • Hadiya Nuriddin • Mhairi Campbell • Nancy Duarte • Jeff Davenport • Jim Kirkpatrick • Wendy Kirkpatrick • Jack Phillips • Patti Phillips
Section IV: Enhancing and Supporting Talent Development: Elliott Masie
Contributors: George Hall • Jennifer Hofmann • Maureen Orey • Emma Weber • Diane Elkins • Cindy Huggett • Cindy Clay
Section V: Required Forward-Focused Proficiencies and Attitudes: Rita Bailey Contributors: Wendy Gates Corbett • David Macon • Greg Owen-Boger • Dale Ludwig • Michael Wilkenson • Dianna Booher • Maria Morukian • Alex Adamopoulos • JD Dillon
Section VI: Expanded Roles of Talent Development: Kimo Kippen
Contributors: Wendy Axelrod • Barbara Goretsky • Halelly Azulay • Jenn Labin • Laura Francis • Kim Barnes • Bev Scott • Andrew Sobol • Tammy Bjelland • Lou Russell
Section VII: Aligning the Learning Function to the Organization: Ken Blanchard
Contributors: Jack Zenger • Joe Folkman • William Rothwell • Angela Stopper • Aileen Zaballero • Jim Kouzes • Barry Posner • Kevin Cope • Norma Dávila • Wanda Piña-Ramírez • David Vance • Emily Wood
Section VIII: Talent Development’s Role for Future Success: John Coné
Contributors: Holly Burkett • Tonya Wilson • Andy Trainor • Dave Forman • Christie Ward • Jennifer Stanford • Karl Kapp • Jessica Briskin • Larry Wolf